What Is Decorative Concrete – Various Types, Benefits, And Applications

What Is Decorative Concrete – Various Types, Benefits, And Applications

January 5th, 2023By: Premier Precast

Decorative concrete, which can take on the name colored concrete, stamped concrete, or stained concrete is making all the waves now. There are a lot of ideas you can achieve with colored concrete on your walls, patios, driveways, floors, and other areas. Everything about this stained concrete from the pouring process to the curing process…

What is Architectural Concrete?

January 5th, 2023By: Premier Precast

The astronomical consumption and the highly versatile manner of usage have led to the emergence of many different types of concrete materials. One of these popular types is architectural concrete. Many builders and professionals in the industry often ask questions about what is architectural concrete construction, its usage, technical specifications, and its benefits. This article…

Uses of Precast Concrete

January 5th, 2023By: Premier Precast

Precast concrete is a very versatile material. There are numerous construction projects that can benefit from the many advantages of precast concrete. It’s a building material that’s durable, strong, easy, and cost-effective to install. What is Precast Concrete? It is a commonly used construction material that is made by pouring concrete into a mold and…

Boca Raton’s Most Desirable Address Has Opened Its Next Chapter!

December 7th, 2022By: Premier Precast

The final phase of Boca Raton’s most luxurious private community has now begun. Alina, Phase Two is coming soon to Boca Raton Florida and Premier Precast of Delray Beach, Florida is proud to share we have been selected as the Architectural Precast provider for this project. The project will incorporate cast stone with coral imprint…

Architectural Precast Concrete, and the Endless Design Possibilities it offers

November 25th, 2022By: Premier Precast

Princeton University did a series of “social sculptures,” entitled The Home We Share (2022). These sculptures have been permanently installed outside of the University’s new Residential Colleges. Consisting of a playfully oversized concrete couch, a huge picnic table, brightly colored metal flowers, and more, the three spaces are designed to encourage socialization and to erase…

Jaguar Land Rover of Coral Gables new facility – Blending advances in technology into design

November 9th, 2022By: Premier Precast

Jaguar Land Rover of Coral Gables, on the corner of Ponce de Leon and US 1 in Coral Gables. Has opened its new facility, this all-new eight story, 534,000 square foot facility is one of first construction projects in the USA that incorporated into its design, complex shapes made from Ultra High-Performance Concrete (UHPC). The…


October 26th, 2022By: Premier Precast

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – On October 25, 2022 Premier Precast is excited to share we have been selected as the Architectural Precast sub-contractor on the Reimagined Pier 66 project – Fort Lauderdale. We will be providing architectural precast panels on the project that will be used in construction of the hotel facade and balcony for…

When Should A Company Consider and Take Advantage of Outsourced Concrete Contract Manufacturing?

August 23rd, 2021By: Premier Precast

Outsourcing concrete product manufacturing is getting more and more common even if you yourself have the expertise to make simple concrete parts. Here are some considerations when deciding to outsource your concrete parts. Outsourcing concrete manufacturing is ideal when multiple parts are required on a repetitive basis over a sustained period of time. This rule-of-thumb…

Premier Precast Creates Larger Than Life Keyboard At BRIC

June 1st, 2021By: Premier Precast

gfrcgrfg As one of South Florida’s fastest growing manufacturers of cast stone, precast panels, precast stairs and UHPC, Premier Precast partners with Crocker Partners on the BRIC renovated workplace. This “stepping stone” for the newly renovated BRiC and Premier Precast created a larger than life concrete keyboard next to the center of the campus to…

43 ABC Florida East Coast Chapter Members Earn Excellence in Construction Awards

November 17th, 2020By: Premier Precast

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL November 11—Associated Builders and Contractors Florida East Coast Chapter (ABC FEC) announced that 43 member companies won honors during its annual Excellence in Construction® Awards gala, held virtually this year on October 22. Premier Precast took home three awards that night in the Exterior – Masonry, Precast or Stone category. Two prestigious…

SFBJ Fast 50 award winner celebration video

October 1st, 2020By: Premier Precast

We celebrate our 14th place in South Florida Business Journal’s “Fast 50” – the fastest growing companies in South Florida.  

Hard Rock Guitar Hotel Natural Stone Install

February 7th, 2020By: Premier Precast

 Nearly 1 mile of natural stone wall cap and a quarter of an acre of natural stone veneer installed around the pool at the Hard Rock.  

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Concrete Batch Plant Water Chiller added to South Florida Concrete Manufacturer

Concrete Plant Improvements Continue

January 20th, 2020By: Premier Precast

Making beautiful high strength concrete is a daunting task made harder by our warm South Florida weather.  This challenge will now be made easier because this week our water chiller was delivered. Why chill the concrete mix water? To make higher strength concrete requires that the cement mix cures properly. Technically we want all the…

Large Crown Molding GFRC install in Miami

January 7th, 2020By: Premier Precast

 A crown molding measuring 5 and a half feet by 5 feet is installed around the top of the building.  

Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Our Natural Stone Work Helps Bring The Guitar Hotel To Life

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Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood – Our Natural Stone Work Helps Bring The Guitar Hotel To Life!

December 30th, 2019By: Premier Precast

The Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood prefers that all gambling associated with its luxury resort occur inside the casino. So, when it came to the expensive and stunning natural stone features at the brand new and iconic “Guitar Hotel”, the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Suffolk Yates Construction and EDSA trusted Premier Precast to complete this project…

Installing our new concrete batch plant

September 9th, 2018By: Premier Precast

Automating the batching of cast stone concrete mixes with our new batch plant. View this video of part of the batch plant being installed

At last no more login passwords

July 17th, 2018By: Premier Precast

Normally we don’t delve in to the tech sector when we write blog posts, but this new login method without a password is so good, that we had to share. I recently saw a short video about the guy in the movie “Catch Me If You Can”. His name is Frank Abagnale. The video was…

DIY drum vent dryer – Concrete mold shop series

June 28th, 2018By: Premier Precast

This article is the first in a series about the hard part of making concrete – “The Precast & Cast Stone Mold Shop Help”. Today we will talk about one way we save a little time and money in the mold shop by making our own 55 gallon drum vent dryers out of parts sourced…

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in construction 2018

May 8th, 2018By: Premier Precast

Technology is changing many industries right now, and we have seen the construction industry seemingly skip other technologies and instead embrace the latest tech of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). We’ll look at some areas of design and construction that are already taking advantage of these technologies. First, let’s take a look at…

What is wet cast stone & What is dry cast stone?

March 7th, 2018By: Premier Precast

There are two common methods of manufacturing cast stone : one is the dry tamp method and the other is the wet cast process. Both of these methods create a simulated natural cut stone look. The most common finish for a dry tamp cast stone is limestone or sandstone while the wet cast method is capable of…

Networking Mixer Event for Building Industry Held at Cast Stone Factory

January 16th, 2018By: Premier Precast

The Construction Association of South Florida (CASF) is a the premier networking organization for the construction industry in South Florida. This week, Premier Precast hosted a mixer at its state-of-the-art cast stone factory in Delray Beach Florida. For a list of other CASF events please view the CASF calendar of events page  Attending members were…

Repair and Restoration of Historically Important Stone Fountains

January 3rd, 2018By: Premier Precast

Premier Precast is a leader in the field of cast stone restoration. There are two distinct aspects to cast stone restoration.  1) Restoration of damage caused by water intrusion as buildings and elments age and 2) Restoration and replacement of historical stone elements. Below are three of our most recent historical stone restoration projects. 1….

Precast experiments revealed at CAMX show Orlando

December 22nd, 2017By: Premier Precast

Last week, I attended the CAMX (Composites and Advanced Materials eXpo) show in Orlando, Florida as a way to stay abreast of new materials that we might use as part of our mold shop processes, and other than great composite products, I found a surprising amount of precast concrete applications for the composite world. I’ll…

Alarming overhead hazard at Condo needs repair to cast stone

December 18th, 2017By: Premier Precast

In Florida there are more than a few Condos (more than 6 Million condo entities), and the condo associations are often required to repair any existing cast stone in common areas. We thought we would share a video taken of the top of a multi story condo building in the Fort Lauderdale area. In the…

Making Polystyrene Foam Models

December 15th, 2017By: Premier Precast

A large rugby ball for Boca Raton rugby club While we would never use plystyrene foam on a building because the product cannot stand up to moisture, animals and vandalism, Premier Precast has come up with some unique uses besides the fabrication of molds for concrete products. For charity, we have created some interesting elements…

Custom Precast Concrete Panels & Facades

November 21st, 2017By: Premier Precast

South Florida’s commercial construction developers, especially in Miami, have not been afraid to push the envelope of design and as a result, have turned to new exterior precast cladding products. We will go over a few of the products and techniques to make custom architectural precast concrete panels & facades. What do we mean “custom…

Masonry Craftmanship Award

November 20th, 2017By: Premier Precast

The Construction Association of South Florida has awarded Glenn Savell of Premier Precast a Masonry Award for his work on the “Grove at Grand Bay” project. See all the 2017 winners at CASF   The Grove at Grand Bay development was designed by the famous Architect Bjarke Ingels. View a great article about Grove at Grand Bay…

5 on 5 with premier stoneworks, llc Contractor to Contractor

January 5th, 2017By: Premier Precast

By Tim O’Toole – The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) recently sat down with Gary Arkin, President of Premier Precast, LLC, to discuss the history of Premier Precast, LLC, challenges he’s faced, and the future of the masonry industry. MCAA: Tell us about the history of your company Gary Arkin: Premier Precast was founded…

Premier Precast Wins AIA Palm Beach Craftsman of the Year Award!

November 17th, 2016By: Premier Precast

Boca Raton – Premier Precast, LLC has received the Craftsman of the Year Award at the AIA Palm Beach’s 2016 Design and Honor Awards Banquet. Premier Precast received this award for The Bearded Man sculpture that is located on the façade of 530 Lincoln Road. Donaldo Perez, Premier Precast award winning carver, was present to…

Construction Association of South Florida awards our own Donaldo Perez with 2016 Craftsmanship Award

November 10th, 2016By: Premier Precast

Davie, Florida – Premier Precast, LLC has received the Craftsmanship Award in Stonework at the Construction Association of South Florida 58th Annual Awards Banquet. Premier Precast received this award for The Bearded Man sculpture that is located on the façade of 530 Lincoln Road. Donaldo Perez, their in-house carver was responsible for recreating this masterpiece…

Premier Precast Wins Three ABC awards for Excellence in Construction

October 28th, 2016By: Premier Precast

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida – Premier Precast, LLC has received an Eagle Award, Pyramid Award and a Merit award at the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Florida East Coast Chapter 2016 Excellence in Construction Awards. Premier Precast was awarded an Eagle Award for the magnificent carving known as the Bearded Man located at 530 Lincoln Road….

Premier Precast Earns National Excellence in Construction® Award From Associated Builders and Contractors

April 7th, 2016By: Premier Precast

Premier Precast is proud to announce that on March 2 during ABC’s 26th annual Excellence in Construction Awards celebration in Ft. Lauderdale, they earned the National Eagle Award (i.e., 1st place) for Excellence in Construction in the category of Exteriors: Masonry, Precast and Stone for its work on the Barnett Residence in Fort Lauderdale, Florida….

Premier Precast Takes Home Three Awards!!!

December 21st, 2015By: Premier Precast

2015 Platinum award for Best of Show and two Gold awards for their work on high end residential homes. November 21st at the Marriott in West Palm Beach, The Gold Coast Builders Association presented 2015 Prism Awards which serves to celebrate builders, developers, architects, craftsman, marketing professionals, planners, interior designers, landscape architects and salespeople who…

Premier Precast LLC Earns National Excellence in Construction Award

March 21st, 2015By: Premier Precast

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced that Premier Precast LLC’s work on The Palace at Coral Gables project in Coral Gables, Fla., has earned the company a Pyramid Award in the Exteriors: All Exteriors category of ABC’s Excellence in Construction Awards. Representatives from the company received the award March 5 during the…

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Richard Naylor, a mason from Premier Precast, builds traveling supports Friday around the four hippocamps that support the bowl of the Memorial Fountain. (Jeffrey Langlois / Daily News)

Reconstruction of the historic Memorial Fountain is on its way

March 6th, 2015By: Premier Precast

The Memorial Fountain in the heart of historic Palm Beach is being reconstructed. The project involves rebuilding the Addison Mizner-designed double-bowl fountain with its four mythical horses of the sea, restoring the reflecting pool and updating the electrical and plumbing systems. “We are honored to be a part of this project and excited to work…

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Gary Arkin, President of Premier Precast, LLC, receiving national award from ABC at the 25th Annual Excellence In Construction Awards.

National Excellence in Construction Pyramid Winner

March 6th, 2015By: Premier Precast

Premier Precast’ project, The Palace at Coral Gables, was selected as the Pyramid level winner at the 25th Annual Excellence In Construction Awards taking place on March 5th at the Broward Convention Center. Premier Precast competed in the Specialty Contractor > Exteriors > All Exteriors award category for which it won an Eagle Award at…

Premier Precast Wins Specialty Contractor of the Year at the 2014 EIC

November 11th, 2014By: Premier Precast

Eagle Awards | Exteriors, Masonry, precast or stone.   The Palace at Coral Gables is located in the heart of the Gables on Andalusia Avenue. The beautiful exterior cast stone elements provided by Premier Precast capture the true beauty of its Mediterranean Revival Architecture and George Merrick’s initial design of the area.